Validating water and sanitation innovations

Since 2011, WASHTech consortium partners have been engaging a range of sector professionals (from governmental agencies, development partners, NGOs, the private sector and research institutes) in the development and testing of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) a participatory tool which helps to make informed decisions for most promising technologies and for strategic planning.

In addition to developing a robust framework and methodology for applying it, the project is in the final stages of producing guidelines on how to support the successful uptake of a promising innovative technology at district and national level in a Technology Introduction Process Guide (TIP).

Policy makers and local governments have been involved in developing and piloting the process and tools. A ‘host’ organisation has been found in each country, which will ensure that the TAF and TIP are applied beyond the duration and geographical scope of the project. These organisations have a formal role in technology validation and introduction processes in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda.

Read more about WASHTech in the 3-page article that was published in International Innovation. Read the full article “Validating water and sanitation innovations” International Innovation Journal p49-51, June 2013.

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About Carmen da Silva Wells

Working on sanitation and hygiene behavior change, knowledge sharing and storytelling. Learner, lover of life, colour & people who make me laugh.
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2 Responses to Validating water and sanitation innovations

  1. Sarah Young says:

    Greetings! I took part in the TAF webinar in June and was excited when the speakers said that the TAF guiding questions and indicators would be made publicly available in August. However, I have not seen this information publicly released yet. Do you know when it will be available?

    • Carmen da Silva Wells says:

      Hello Sarah, glad to hear that the webinar was inspiring. WASHTech’s public resource base will go live very soon. In the resource base, the latest information and reports on TAF and TIP will made available. In the coming week, do watch out for developments in this space:

      kind regards, Carmen

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